Uber Boat by Thames Clippers restarts journeys along the river


London’s River Bus service, Uber Boat by Thames Clippers, will return to service post-lockdown on Thursday 3 December 2020 to help Londoners safely travel through the capital. Take to the river for some December festivities with views of the City with contactless journeys, fresh air throughout, room for up to 20 bikes on board and more space than your usual Tube or bus journey.

Disembark at Embankment Pier for Miracle, a Christmas-themed pop-up bar, renowned for its creative cocktails garnished with a side of kitsch. Miracle at Henrietta provides the perfect pitstop for a cocktail, with ‘substantial meal’-friendly menu, and a chance to embrace the Christmas craziness that consumes the capital.

Reminiscent of a chalet living room on Christmas Eve, stockings will be hung, fairy lights strung, and the Christmas tree will take centre stage. Must-try cocktails include the Snowball Old Fashioned, Christmapolitan, Run Run Rudolph and Gingerbread Flip. While in Covent Garden, take in the Christmas lights along the way and marvel at the iconic 60-foot Christmas tree, decorated with over 30,000 lights.

Fancy whizzing around one of London’s prettiest UNESCO World Heritage sites? South London’s only outdoor ice rink is back in front of Greenwich’s resplendent Queen’s House – and this year it’ll be even bigger, which means more space for social distancing. Disembark at Greenwich Pier to glide along the ice while taking in the sweeping views of the River Thames and Greenwich Royal Park. For safety, there will be staggered skating sessions, enhanced cleaning, and handwashing facilities.

What would Christmas be without a Christmas movie? Disembark at Battersea Power Station Pier for the Archlight Cinema, which will be reopening its doors on 4 December  – putting on some of the best Christmas classics. Escape to faraway lands  and get into the spirit of Christmas with Archlight Cinema. Movie highlights include Home Alone, It’s a Wonderful Life and Elf.

For the relaunch of service, Uber Boat by Thames Clippers will be operating to the same pre-lockdown bespoke timetable. Measures continue to be in place to support social distancing at piers and on board the vessels, as well as an enhanced cleaning regime.

For more information about Uber Boat by Thames Clippers, the new timetable and safety measures, visit www.thamesclippers.com/servicechanges.

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